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Badgers spotted in Fremont Hills. Check these photos.

Badgers in Fremont hills. Photo by Paul Turner, Fremont, CA
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Gary:
A couple of days ago a friend, Paul Turner, asked if I wanted to take a “short”  hike up a creek on his ranch (in the Fremont, Calif., hills). Well, he is 70 and I am 64, just your typical kids anticipating an adventure in the “good old” local creek. So, after telling his wife what we were up to, we took off on a longer than planned outing.

It was uneventful, for a few hundred yards. That is until we noticed Mountain Lion tracks in the mud near one of the springs. We checked the wind  and headed in the opposite direction so as to avoid too much adventure so early in the hike. As we left that canyon and hit the top of the creek we were greeted by what we mistook for a Bobcat on the side of the hill. A few seconds later there  was not one but four “non-Bobcats.”

Three of these animals shot out of their den and charged down the hill singing us a threatening chorus. As they came closer, our eyesight improved and we realized that they were not Bobcats at all but Badgers.
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Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011
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Drunk badger disrupts traffic

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BERLIN — A German badger got so drunk on over-ripe cherries it had eaten from a nearby tree, it staggered into the middle of a road and refused to budge, police said on Wednesday.

A motorist called police near the central town of Goslar to report a dead badger on a road — only for officers to turn up and discover the animal alive and well, but drunk.

Officers eventually chased it from the road with a broom.

Well-equipped police cars should always carry brooms in case they run into any drunk badgers. /Gary

Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2009
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